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Charter schools funding measure fails in House committee



An effort to have Florida school districts share their tax revenues for capital improvements with charter schools failed Tuesday in the House Pre-K-12 Appropriations committee.

The vote on the amendment to the bill, which had a similar measure stripped out in the K-20 Innovation subcommittee, failed on a 7-7 tie.  The Senate version still keeps the idea in place.

A coalition of parents has been lobbying against the concept of giving tax money to privately owned public schools. The effort might have made a difference in the House. As the two bills remain in play, though, there's still time for the language to return. Stay tuned.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 2:56pm]


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